Over 60,000 fans stood on their feet in San Francisco while hundreds of thousands watched at home as Seth Rollins won the WWE world championship. It is only fair to applaud the WWE for getting this one right and giving the right guy the right ball at the right time.
Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract at WrestleMania to the surprise of many. It wasn’t as if Rollins cashing in wasn’t predicted. It certainly was. But cashing in the way he did and interjecting himself into the main-event was a shocker to most. In the end it was a stroke of genius as the WWE has a very bright future in 2015 with Rollins in the championship position.
Rollins winning the title brings a breath of fresh air to the championship picture that was badly needed. Rollins as WWE champion opens up a whole lot of new possibilities for title matches. A quick look at the landscape offers up enough variety to carry Rollins through WrestleMania 32. Let’s take a look at some of the scenarios we can look forward to during the Seth Rollins era.
Randy Orton – Orton will be up first for Rollins. After seeing what these two did at WrestleMania I can’t wait to see what they can do with more time in a headlining situation. I loved their chemistry and the story makes a ton of sense. I don’t need to see these guys wrestling through July but a two match series is something to get excited about.
Roman Reigns – The obvious money match here is with Reigns. Reigns was screwed and will be on the warpath. Sticking Orton in first gives the WWE time to repackage Reigns and let him get some momentum back before the big match. Unfortunately their matches have been a bit disappointing, but that could always change as both guys progress in main-events.
Dean Ambrose – Looking back at the terrible Hell in a Cell finish between Ambrose and Rollins now paints a clearer picture. Their feud never ended and it would almost seem natural for these guys to pick back up in the title picture. Ambrose becoming the never-ending nightmare for Rollins could be a lot of fun. I could easily see a scenario where Ambrose wins Money in the Bank and taunts Rollins for awhile leading up to a big showdown towards the end of the year.
Daniel Bryan – Who isn’t interested in seeing what Bryan and Rollins can do in the main-event? How do you get past any Bryan backlash next year at the Royal Rumble? You stick him in the WWE world title match the month before and at the Rumble. I think these guys have the potential to provide a classic series of matches under the right circumstances. I hope we see it before Rollins’ reign ends.
Throw in other potential matches with John Cena, Rusev, and even Dolph Ziggler and you have a booking plan for Rollins that can go well into next year. It’s been a long time since the pro wrestling had a great chicken sh*t world champion. Rollins could be that guy in the vein of Ric Flair who while cowardly, always wrestled his tail off and seemed unbeatable yet very beatable at times. Rollins can be that guy and that is something to get very excited about.